Time-Domain Astrophysics Postdoctoral Position

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
UMD Astronomy / NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
College Park / Greenbelt
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in time-domain and multi-messenger astrophysics. The position is for two years and extendable for a third year, depending on performance and continued funding. The position is funded through the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), for work on-site at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

The complete application will consist of a curriculum vitae (max 2 pp), a publication list, and a statement of research interests (max 3 pp). This information should be submitted as a single PDF file via electronic mail to Dr. Alexander Kutyrev ([email protected]). Applicants should also instruct two references to submit letters of recommendation to the same email address with the applicant's name in the subject field. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applications (including reference letters) received by September 1, 2022 will receive full consideration, later applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Applicants should have experience in observational astronomy and in particular in photometry and image processing in either optical or infrared bands. The focus of the work will be on the development of the data processing pipeline using Python programming language and astronomical photometry processing libraries. The successful candidate will lead and participate in observations of transient objects with the new wide field infrared camera at South African Astronomical Observatory, including gravitational wave counterparts, kilonovae, supernovae, and gamma-ray bursts. Previous experience in optical/IR spectroscopy would be a plus. A candidate must have received their Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field prior to beginning their appointment.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment. This position requires a Federal background check, and the eligible employee must meet NASA criteria for obtaining a security badge to perform duties at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

VACCINE PROTOCOL: You will be required to comply with the University’s and GSFC's vaccination protocols.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Alexander Kutyrev
University of Maryland
Department Name: 
College Park
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United States of America